Detecting PrejudicePublisher: Education Resource Cooperative/Cooperative de Resources Educatives, Montreal, Canada
Year Published: 1978
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX973
This handbook was designed by teachers and students for use at the senior elementary and junior secondary level.
Abstract: This handbook was designed by teachers and students for use at the senior elementary and junior secondary level. Primarily, it aims to increase the reader's ability to detect prejudice against minority groups in visual materials. This is accomplished by exposing the reader to numerous pictures and articles drawn recently from the North American media, which reveal discriminatory attitudes.
Reading of the handbook is expected to bring out many negative feelings towards minority groups. Its writers assume that the only way change can occur is by allowing these feelings to come out and be openly confronted. The handbook seeks also to transform the user's developing awareness into action through a series of suggested Action Projects. These are directed towards individuals and classroom situations, as well as further involvement with one's surrounding community.
A glossary of terms and a resource list help fill out this document for even broader use. Simply set out and easily readable, the handbook could be used for a variety of groups confronting prejudice and discrimination.